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JPF01101 Professor of Native American/Indigenous Studies – Ethnic Studies

The Ethnic Studies Department (http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Native American/Indigenous Studies beginning Fall 2017, pending budget approval. Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD and extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. We particularly welcome applicants whose work encompasses Native American and Indigenous-centered knowledge production and epistemologies, or that directly engages settler colonialism and decolonization. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary and intersectional research that engages with racialization, environmental justice, gender and sexuality studies, urban studies, science and technology studies, or political economy.

Our understanding of the field of Native American/Indigenous Studies reflects a global perspective. Candidates with a history of leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment, including active research partnerships with Native American/Indigenous communities, are also urged to apply.

Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability. The department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. Ethnic Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and broader publics.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic Personnel Website (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01101).  Please include electronic versions of an application letter, a current CV, a sample publication of no more than 40 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website (http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html) for more information. We will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2016, but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled for start date of July 2017. Salary based on published UC pay scales.

UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.